20October2017

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Kinder chocolate found to contain possible cancer-causing oil

There are calls for a Kinder chocolate bar to be recalled, following the discovery that it contained traces of a possible cancer-causing oil.

Foodwatch also found MOAH in two other German products, Lindt’s Fioretto Nougat Minis and Sun Rice Classic Schokohappen.  However, other groups have said the risk is minimal.

The Association of the German Confectionary Agency (BDSI) said there was no need to recall the products as the amounts of MOAH found could 'be consumed without concern'.  The oil is a by-product from the manufacturing process which sometimes finds its way into the finished item.

The European Food Safety Agency says 'foodborne MOAH with three or more, non- or simple-alkylated, aromatic rings may be mutagenic and carcinogenic, and therefore of potential concern'.  

A spokesperson for Ferrero told MailOnline in a written statement, 'The discussion about mineral oil components (MOSH/MOAH) in foods is not new and affects a large variety of foods from the most different categories.

Source: dailymail